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The name William means "resolute guardian" and is of German origin.
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Other names that sound a bit like Aykroyd
Family names can get corrupted over time, particularly where literacy was not as good. The following list contains some names that have similar sounds so you may want to also look at one or two of the more likely possibilites.Aaserude Aasgaard Acard Accardi Accardo Achord Ackeroyd Ackred Ackright Ackroyd Ackwright Acord Acrid Acroide Agard Agerton Agurto Akeroyd Akred Akright Akroyd Akwright Ashard Ashert Ashworth Assard Assiratti Aucourte Axeworthy Axworthy Aykeroide Azeredo Azkarate Azzaretti